in the Franklin business community
Since 1910, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to the promotion of the business community. The Chamber strives to support and grow our member businesses and strengthen the Franklin community.
to the Franklin Chamber of Commerce
By joining the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, you are demonstrating your belief in a thriving and dynamic future for Franklin. Complete the form by clicking on the button to apply for membership.
from your Chamber membership
Studies show that belonging to the Chamber is a great investment for your business, but it’s up to each member to take advantage of the benefits. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce offers the following as part of membership at no added cost.
Members can have a business table each year at monthly luncheons. Tables are to promote the member business, a product or an event. The member business can pass out business cards and promotional materials.
Businesses host ribbon cuttings to celebrate a grand opening, a remodel, a move or a new service. The Chamber provides ribbon and decorative scissors, submits press releases and coordinates with city or county officials. This is a perfect way to get noticed.
Keep up-to-date on member and community news weekly. Members can submit their news to be included in the newsletter.
A July cookout offers the Chamber a way to thank its members. Business mixers offer opportunities to connect, network and learn about fellow members. Young professional (YP) events, an annual business expo and career fair are even more events to help members engage for success.
An annual directory, which lists members by category and alphabetically, is distributed to 4,000+ homes and businesses in Johnson County and beyond.
The Chamber is a year-round champion for small businesses through ongoing promotional efforts, including hosting a shop small open house on Small Business Saturday. Members are encouraged provide promotional materials for shoppers.
New members can attend to learn about the Chamber and take away a goodie bag full of members’ promotional items or materials.
The Chamber office receives daily phone calls from consumers asking where to find goods and services. The Chamber always refers Chamber members.
A Chamber window decal displayed at a member business signifies community involvement and give consumers a feeling of security when frequenting businesses.
The Chamber advocates on behalf of its members. Members gain a say in what happens through the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and have a connection to legislators and leaders in the city, county, state and nation.
your business within the Chamber
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce provides a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities to:
- Network With Other Local Company Representatives
- Advertise Your Business
- Learn How to Grow Your Business
- Gather Leads
- Read What is Happening in Weekly Email Newsletters
yourself at Chamber member events
what they say about the Chamber
Rob Tiedeken of Radwell International explains how the Chamber brings together local companies to talk about workforce development and public support for manufacturing companies.
the Franklin Chamber of Commerce
“We joined the Franklin Chamber soon after opening Middle Davids Candles here in 2009. Throughout that time, the Chamber has become a real pillar of the Franklin community. Anytime I need information or a referral to a specific type of business, my first call is to Anya or Rosie, and I know I’ll get a quick and informative response. We love the personal touch and how they work constantly to build connections within our community but also with the greater Indianapolis area. They are our Small Business Saturday champions!”
“When we opened our tire shop we were not only new to Franklin, we were new to our business. With such a steep learning curve, we felt overwhelmed at times. The Franklin Chamber helped us feel at home and find our place in the community. As a chamber member, we feel like the whole community is on our team, which is very important to any small business!”
“I can’t tell you how happy I have been over the years that Chamber friendships have a long shelf life. As the pandemic unfolded and crushed global momentum, it became apparent to me that the Franklin Chamber network is like Atlas, the Titan God, strong enough to take on the world and make it better. The support and solidarity are unwavering amidst continued pandemic restrictions with the continuation of connections and finding new ways of doing business. For me, the Franklin Chamber is the foundation that continues to raise us up during times, both good and bad.”
“Johnson Memorial Health truly values our relationship with the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. As the city’s largest employer, our success and the success of Franklin are intertwined. I believe a strong chamber is critical to helping support and grow our local businesses and representing the city and county to those choosing to locate here. That’s why JMH is proud to be a partner with the Franklin Chamber!”
“When we moved to Franklin a couple of years ago we knew we wanted to be part of the community, but we weren’t sure how since most of our business takes place outside the state. Joining the Franklin Chamber offered a perfect way to meet our neighbors, support the business community and learn more about the area.”
“Most businesses, especially in the service industry, are relationship-driven. The exposure, networking opportunities and continual support received by the Franklin Chamber have helped enhance our relationships within the local business community. Many new client introductions, business partnerships and even friendships were direct results of our membership. The Franklin Chamber continues to provide a solid foundation for local businesses to flourish!”
“From the minute I started attending Franklin Chamber events, I couldn’t get enough of the energy and acceptance from the Franklin community. Being a part of the Chamber has helped me develop my leadership, interpersonal skills and everlasting business relationships.”
“Being new to the Franklin community and with a small business, I knew that one of my first tasks would be to join the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. From my very first Chamber Basics introductory meeting, I felt both welcomed into, and supported by, this positive and thriving community. I am thrilled to be a part of the Franklin Chamber and all it has to offer people like me!”